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Interview with Goutham Sukumar: Developer of the TouchDown Exchange client for Android

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Today, we were able to get an interview with Goutham Sukumar from NitroDesk, the developer of TouchDown. As many of our viewers already know, TouchDown is one of the first Exchange clients for Android, a necessity for many smartphone users today.  In this interview Goutham talks a bit about his history as a developer and his thoughts on Android development.  You can see our initial report on TouchDown here. You can read the interview after the jump.

T-Mobile G1 auto screen rotation app now available

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Praise be to the gods of open source.  It appears that some smart fella has put together an app for the T-Mobile G1 that handles automatic screen rotation based on the accelerometer instead of only rotating the screen when the keyboard is exposed. Sweet. That should make a lot of folks happy as they are web browsing and doing things on their G1s (the browser doesn’t support the auto-rotate function).  Better yet, the app also gives you a way to reboot your phone or to remount the Linux /system directory as read/write or read-only – something useful for people digging…

Opera Mini 4.2 now available for Android phones

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Opera Mini, a younger sibling of the increasingly popular Opera Mobile, has been released as a special version for Android.  Although the built-in browser may be good enough for most people, Opera Mini allows for users to sync their bookmarks directly with their Opera browser on their desktop computer.  Some users may experience a speed boost from Opera’s servers crunching all of the data into smaller pieces, as well.  This might be a feature to consider for those who remain outside of T-Mobile’s still growing 3G network. [via Android Community]

NitroDesk launches TouchDown Exchange client for Android

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NitroDesk, a company that specializes in web-services, has just released TouchDown – the first Microsoft Exchange client for the Android OS. TouchDown, unlike other released exchange services for Android, will allow users to access their email, contacts, and calendar information on their Exchange servers. NitroDesk assures users that TouchDown is secure, and that the TouchDown will be the only application necessary to ensure the process on both the mobile and server-side. In addition to allowing users to fetch data from the server, TouchDown also allows users to set their devices to periodically check for updates. TouchDown is currently available direct…

Phoload: free applications for Android smartphones

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Phoload, a provider of applications and games for other mobile devices, has begun showcasing free applications for the Android platform.  The service includes only free (and ad-supported) applications for download, and allows developers to upload their own applications directly to the site.  Users of Android devices that view the site through their phones will view a filtered version of the site that displays applications that are compatible with Android phones. Although the site is incredibly neat and organized, there is still worry that many “mini” distributions sites for Android applications will undermine the purpose of the Android market, akin to…

Banshee media app syncs your tunes to T-Mobile’s G1

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The free open source media player Banshee has hit version 1.4 and now syncs your music and playlists to the G1. It’s all automatic and works much like iTunes does with the iPhone. It even imports all the songs you’ve purchased from Amazon. Banshee as a media app is very sweet indeed, doing all the cool things a music app should with absolutely no fuss. You can read a full review here. There is a catch. Banshee is currently only available for Mac and Linux. The developers promise to have the Windows version running soon and judging by the rate…

Android can… open garage doors!

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Yet another app has become a living testament to the limitless possibilities of the Android OS.  Android Guys reports that Brad Filtzpatrick has created an application for his Android phone that allows his phone to control the opening and closing of his garage door.  The application works through communications between the wifi scanning device (your phone) and a webserver attached to the garage door opener.  By turning the wifi scanner on, you can trigger the webserver as your proximity enters within wifi range.  This application really has the potential for a lot of things, and I can really see a…

WeatherBug releases free Android weather application

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A new weather app called WeatherBug has been released by a live weather information provider known as WeatherBug (what are the odds?). Created exclusively for Android, the WeatherBug application will be a mobile version of the company’s online services. However, what makes this weather application unique is that it will integrate itself with Google Maps so that users can chose to see temperatures and radar, through the use of multiple layers. This integration with Google Maps, which has street level accurate maps, will allow users to pinpoint the exact location of weather patterns. In the event of severe weather patterns,…

Facebook application for Android phones!

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A new Facebook application has been released for Android. But unlike what most people would expect, it was not developed by Facebook itself. Towards the end of October, there were many reports that Facebook would not be dedicating any resources into creating an Android Facebook application based upon the rough relationship between Facebook and Google. Tech-Crunch has the complete story here. In order to create working alternative for the Android OS, a group of self proclaimed geeks calling themselves Next Mobile Web, who have brought us Dial Zero, Phoneflix, and Quikpedia to the iPhone and Blackberry devices, have now brought…

PhoneFusion: Visual Voicemail for Android

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PhoneFusion, a communications solutions provider, which has also brought visual voicemail to the Blackberry, Palm, and Symbian operating systems, has now brought it’s Visual Voicemail application to the T-Mobile G1, and ultimately, the Android OS. The application will be available through the Android Market by the end of this year, indicating that the application itself will be free. Hopefully the application will remain free, even through the release of the paid Android Market. Our Fusion Voicemail Plus application is tremendously popular with our existing customers who wanted iPhone-type functionality on their favorite devices. With the launch of T-Mobile’s G1, the…